It seems like there's some new tidbit of Star Wars news just about every day, and today's tidbit includes the announcement that Carrie Fisher will reprise her role as Princess Leia. This had previously been pretty heavily rumored, and it's not that surprising considering that both Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will be returning, but still cool nonetheless.
Carrie Fisher recently did an interview with the Palm Beach Illustrated, where she rather concisely answered whether she would be returning to Star Wars:
Disney is going to continue the Star Wars saga, producing movies set to hit theaters starting in 2015. Can you confirm whether you’ll reprise the role of Princess Leia?
Nice. Right to the point. There's some other interesting little things from Fisher in that interview, mostly about what she's up to and her life and such, so if you're interested in that, check it out here.